An Instagram and OnlyFans model, told to “cover up” on a plane, has hit back at hideous social media trolls who tried to shame her.
Isabelle Eleanore felt humiliated after a Jetstar flight attendant claimed her black crop top was unsuitable for flying and gave her a reflective vest to wear over it.
The 28-year-old from Gold Coast, Australia was so embarrassed that she vowed never to fly with the airline again.
After sharing her story online, Isabelle was bombarded with abuse by “haters” who claimed she was “not eligible to be humiliated” for posing in lingerie and having an OnlyFans account.
The abuse became so widespread that she switched off comments on her Instagram page and told her 60,000 followers: “There is a massive difference between public humiliation when I’m fully clothed and comfortable with myself to photos of me in a bikini to post. ” Lingerie and a successful business with OnlyFans.
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“Confidence doesn’t mean I’m immune to embarrassment, especially from someone else.”
Isabelle told Spiegel that she was attacked unfairly on social media.
She said, “You said I mustn’t be humiliated for sharing my body on social media and running an OnlyFans. So how can I be ashamed when I post my body on the internet which is so wrong?”
“I was publicly humiliated by someone else (on the flight), but just because I’m confident about showing my body on the internet doesn’t mean I am safe from embarrassment.
“I have the right to wear whatever I want to wear and that really shouldn’t be questioned in 2021.”
Isabelle said she got a boost from people’s positive message, “They hope that their daughters will become as strong as me and stand up for themselves in situations like this”.
Isabelle boarded a Jetstar flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne Monday night when she was stopped by a flight attendant and asked to wear a sweater over her crop top.
The flight attendant told her “You can’t wear a bikini” and called other crew members when they were looking for something Isabelle could wear.
The flight attendant then returned with a reflective vest that the model could wear until she disembarked in Melbourne two hours later.
Isabelle, who was out with her husband Jeremy Szwarcbord, felt “embarrassed” and “humiliated” when she wore the vest while walking down the aisle in front of other passengers.
She said her crop top wasn’t inappropriate or revealing and believed she would have been treated differently if she had smaller breasts or had been a man.
Isabelle said she spoke to eight other Jetstar employees before boarding, and none of them mentioned that their clothing was inappropriate.
Budget airline Jetstar later apologized, saying there was a “misunderstanding” of its policies on the part of the flight attendant.
The airline has no guidelines regarding crop tops.
The Jetstar website states that the flights have “minimum clothing requirements” and “offensive clothing” is prohibited.
Isabelle said she appreciates Jetstar’s “overwhelming” apology but has no plans to fly with them again.
The company’s front office informed her that the flight attendant “acted according to long-term guidelines.”
She said, “I want you to make sure this type of situation doesn’t happen again. I don’t want anyone to go through this.
“That was the first time I flew with them and it will probably be the last time.”
A spokesman for Australia-based Jetstar, owned by Qantas, said the airline had apologized to Isabelle.
The spokeswoman told Spiegel: “We contacted Isabelle about her recent experience and apologized for the way in which the situation was handled.
“There was a misunderstanding about what our policy was and we reminded our crew of our dress requirements
“While we have basic clothing requirements, such as shoes, on our flights, we don’t have a crop-top policy.”
It is not the first time that the airline has been accused of embarrassing a passenger because of her outfit.
In November 2019, then 33-year-old writer Serah Nathan claimed that Jetstar employees “embarrassed” her about the clothes she was wearing shortly after telling her she was sitting on her boyfriend’s lap.
Serah, who tucked her tank top under her bra, claims she was spoken to while waiting for a flight at Melbourne Airport.
But Jetstar denied their version of the incident, saying the staff had denied their allegations of discrimination.